The 2020 Food Bank Christmas Hamper Appeal was the largest amount ever raised in all the years of operating. Publicity Chair Luella Froess expresses her gratitude to all that donated in final report. (Black Press Photo)

The 2020 Food Bank Christmas Hamper Appeal was the largest amount ever raised in all the years of operating. Publicity Chair Luella Froess expresses her gratitude to all that donated in final report. (Black Press Photo)

Kitimat’s Foodbank Christmas Hamper final report

The largest amount raised in all the years of operating Kitimat’s Hamper Appeal

Hi all, this is our final publicity letter from the 2020 Christmas Hamper Appeal that was a huge success thanks to the generosity of Kitimatians – individuals, organizations, businesses and industry:

The Kitimat Christmas Hamper Appeal for 2020 was an outstanding success thanks to all of you who so generously donated – individuals, organizations, churches, schools, businesses and industry- bringing our final total to $90,583.24 – this is by far the largest amount raised in all the years of operating our Hamper Appeal -thank you one and all.

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Final donations included the following: Laborers’ International Union of North American Local 1611 $10,000; anonymous $20; MSJB & Mr.Mike’s $4900; Ellis Ross $100; Bill Kearley $2500; Aprile Thompson $100; Rosemary elinski $200; D&J Rego $20; L&F Pesunti $20; E&J Carrita $20; B.Engen $100; Lynn Meeds $100; T&D Meier $100; Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion $300; Collings Johnston Inc. $1000; Louis Larose $500; Envision Financial $500; MEMSS Kitimat Christmas Families Blessings $740; BC Union Workers’ Union $300; Geoverra Inc.$500; Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship $600; Ledcor Industries $6000; Pacific Northern Gas $2500; Jacinda Gowers- Northern Light dvertising $200; Seven Tables $200; Murdock Family $200; Envision Financial $500; Bradley’s Bait & Tackle $200; Rosario’s $200; Graham Pitzel $200; Northern Heavy Duty Diesel $200; What’s In Store $200; PF Bistro $200; Pyrotec $200; Pacific Glacier Blasting $300; No Frills Staff $200; Kingfisher Westcoast Adventures $200; J Oviatt $250; Daudet Creek $3000; Daudet Creek $100; Stellar Contracting $200; Anonymous $50; Chris Davies $200; D&L Carter $200; Bird onstruction $468.83; Adam Coultish $800; Kyle’s No Frills $500; Rio Tinto Alcan & UniFOR $15,000;A PT Autoparts $1000 and CBC Food Bank Day $10,600.”

Kudos to all of you who donated, the Kitimat Food Bank could not continue to operate without the support of all of your support and that of the media who help to ‘make it happen’. Big thank you’s to Save On Foods, Kyle’s No Frills and Envision Financial (Fill the Cupboard) for their ongoing support and donations throughout the year. Thank you to LNG, Haisla Nation and Mom’s Cuisine for donations of food; Reduction Crew RTA a truckload of pasta; JG Fluor and contractors for food and gifts; Pigeon family who did the Adventure Challenge; and everyone who dropped off food at the Food Bank and/or Save-On-Food and No Frills Food Bank boxes; churches; Ti-Mat; Daybreak Farms (weekly donations of eggs) and Pacific Variety Store. A very special thank you to all the volunteers who kept the Food Bank running (and City Centre Mall for allowing us to be open in the early days of COVID-19) during trying circumstances throughout the year- we had to operate with fewer volunteers and the same ones in order to keep our ‘bubble’ small. Thank you to the volunteers who had to put hampers together at the Food Bank as we could not use the Catholic Hall and run our Christmas Hamper Week as we have in past years – also using fewer volunteers- thanks to all of you who wished to help and could not. I would like to add a special thanks to our executive – Marjorie Phelps, Bill & Robin Willis, Lois Godfrey, Sally Rigoni, Janet Scrivens and Sheila Reeves who worked tirelessly throughout the year to keep everything on track, despite of COVID! Our Food Bank has been blessed to have so much community support during 2020 enabling us to continue to operate throughout 2021 and, hopefully, to be COVID-free before year-end.

Once again thank you to all the media who continue to print/air our articles and pleas for help – we cannot do this without your support.

May all of you have a healthy, happy 2021.

Sincerely,

Luella Froess

Publicity Chair


 


jacob.lubberts@northernsentinel.com

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